European small claims procedure (until 2017)

 

SUMMARY OF:

Regulation (EC) 861/2007 — on European Small Claims Procedure

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE REGULATION?

KEY POINTS

Scope

Procedure

The ESCP, for which no lawyer is required, works as follows:

Filing the claim

Correcting and/or completing the claim form

Notifying the defendant

Defendant’s response

Decision and deadlines

Hearing

Taking evidence

Enforcement of the judgment

Refusal of enforcement

Appeal

Review

Languages and translations

Costs

Amendment

Regulation (EU) 2015/2421 amends Regulation (EC) No 861/2007. It has applied since 14 January 2017.

The regulation does not apply in Denmark.

FROM WHEN DOES THE REGULATION APPLY?

It has applied since 1 January 2009, apart from the rules requiring EU countries to inform the Commission on aspects of jurisdiction, means of communication and appeals (Article 25) which came into force on 1 January 2008.

MAIN DOCUMENT

Regulation (EC) No 861/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 July 2007 establishing a European Small Claims Procedure (OJ L 199, 31.7.2007, pp. 1-22)

Successive amendments to Regulation (EC) No 861/2007 have been incorporated in the basic text. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Regulation (EU) 2015/2421 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2015 amending Regulation (EC) No 861/2007 establishing a European Small Claims Procedure and Regulation (EC) No 1896/2006 creating a European order for payment procedure (OJ L 341, 24.12.2015, pp. 1-13)

last update 25.10.2016